NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION

A court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF HARTFORD
Kennynick, LLC v. Standard Petroleum Company
Docket # (X03) HBD-CV-09-5042760-S – and – Standard Petroleum Company v. Faugno Acquisition LLC 
Docket # (X03) HHD-CV-09-5042762-S

If you purchased gasoline from Standard Petroleum Company (“Standard 
Petroleum”) on any date after September 27, 2004, and paid either 
Connecticut Gross Receipts Tax or Federal Gasoline Tax, a class action 
lawsuit may affect your rights.

  • Two former dealers who claim to be franchisees (the “Franchisees”) have sued Standard Petroleum Company, alleging overcharges with respect to Connecticut Gross Receipts Tax and Federal Gasoline Tax.
  • The Court has recently certified this case as a class action on behalf of all customers of Standard Petroleum who purchased gasoline after September 27, 2004 and who were charged Connecticut gross receipts tax and/or federal gasoline tax under certain conditions (described below).
  • The court has not decided whether Standard Petroleum did anything wrong. There is no money available now, and no guarantee that there will be. However, your legal rights are affected, and you have a choice to make now:

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS LAWSUIT

DO NOTHING: Stay in this lawsuit. Await the outcome. Keep any benefits from this suit. By doing nothing, you keep the possibility of getting money that may come from a trial or settlement. But, you give up any rights to sue Standard Petroleum separately about the same legal claim in this lawsuit.

ASK TO BE EXCLUDED: Get out of this lawsuit. Get no benefits from it. Keep right to sue separately. If you ask to be excluded and money is later awarded, you will not share in that recovery. But, you keep any rights to sue Standard Petroleum separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

Your options are explained in this notice. To ask to be excluded, you must act before (30 DAYS FROM DATE CLASS NOTICE IS SENT).

The class lawyers must prove the claims against Standard Petroleum at a trial scheduled to start on December 3, 2019. If money is obtained from Standard Petroleum, you will be notified about your rights.

PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY.

A LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY THE FRANCHISEES AGAINST STANDARD PETROLEUM WAS RECENTLY CERTIFIED AS A CLASS ACTION BY THE CONNECTICUT SUPERIOR COURT. THE CLASS REPRESENTATIVES ALLEGE THAT AFTER SEPTEMBER 27, 2004, STANDARD PETROLEUM INTENTIONALLY OVERCHARGED ITS CUSTOMERS FOR CONNECTICUT GROSS RECEIPTS TAX. THE CLASS REPRESENTATIVES ALSO ALLEGE THAT BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2005 AND DECEMBER 31, 2011 STANDARD PETROLEUM INTENTIONALLY OVERCHARGED ITS CUSTOMERS FOR FEDERAL GASOLINE TAX BY WITHHOLDING THE VOLUMETRIC ETHANOL EXCISE TAX CREDIT THAT WAS IN EFFECT NATIONWIDE. STANDARD PETROLEUM DENIES ALL OF THESE CLAIMS. PURSUANT TO CONNECTICUT PRACTICE BOOK §9-8, ANY JUDGMENT ENTERED IN THIS ACTION MAY BE BINDING UPON ALL CLASS MEMBERS. SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A POTENTIAL CLASS MEMBER, YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED.